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Missions to Japan

Liz Claxton

What a wonderful time I had in Japan last month! It even began with a miracle! On the way, there was an unscheduled 2-hour delay (this is important...but I didn't realize it at the time).  When I finally arrived, I was stopped, pulled aside for questioning (AGAIN....oh no!), and the immigration officer was not going to let me into the country until I told him my friend, Ai, who is Japanese, was there to pick me up. He asked to speak to her, and even though she told him I was there to be a missionary (which got me locked up last time I was there).  The man looked at her as if he totally didn't hear what she said, and then looked at me and said, "Okay, I'll let you in, just don't do any religious mission work."  (No problem...I really hate religion!!)   Interesting thing about all that is, if the plane had not been delayed 2 hours, Ai would not have been there to pick me up.  Go God!

The first week in Japan, I met a young lady who had just come to Jesus, named Michiko, prayed for her to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and taught her about deliverance.  She is 25, speaks English and her family is buddhist.  We had an awesome deliverance session with Michiko, and the Lord really did a fantastic work in her.  On the way back to Osaka, from a trip to Nagoya, we stopped at Michiko's house to pray for her and met her mother.  Her family is not supportive of her being a Christian. She was thrown out of her parents' house when she tried to witness to them about Jesus.  They gave her a choice between all their wealth and Jesus.  She moved to Izumi Church and refused to turn away from Him.  Right now she is in the US with me until March 29.  I hope you get the chance to meet her!

The second week I was in Japan, I attended a pastors' conference near Nagoya, where Tommy Tenney spoke.   During a break, I went to lunch at a little ramen shop across the street from the conference and who should come in and sit next to me??? Tommy Tenney.  Ai Kusudo, Will and I were then blessed when he bought our lunch and then we all went out for coffee and spent the afternoon together with Tommy, fellow BRSM graduate Steven Nepa, and two other young men that assist Tommy named Brian and Tim.  What a wonderful time!  We met a number of pastors from around the country during the conference, and received some invitations to minister in different places around Japan.  It was also a blessing to see several familiar faces at the conference that I haven't seen in quite some time.

After months of prayer, the Lord has definitely expanded my vision.  I will be working with Izumi Church, but also traveling extensively throughout the country teaching and ministering in deliverance, as well as worship/intercession.  One lady in Osaka approached me about donating her house to me to use for missionaries.  This could actually happen within the next 6-12 months.  This house would be used as a base with 24-hour worship/intercession, deliverance ministry, and housing for missionaries/interns.  Please keep this in prayer!  I have invitations to begin teaching in different churches around Japan beginning in April!

What is needed to make this vision a reality?  Prayer!  Money!  Laborers!  I need to raise $2,500.00 for start-up living expenses, and another $800.00 in monthly support for longer term needs to be met.  The start-up need is fairly urgent, as my visa requires me to get back to Japan about 30 days from this email! The harvest field of Japan is ripe and the time is now.  Please prayerfully consider how God would use you to expand His Kingdom in Japan.

Thank you so much for your continued prayer and support!

Blessings in Jesus' Awesome Name!

Liz Claxton

Please make checks payable to Brownsville International  and mail to:
Liz Claxton
c/o BI
P.O. Box 36156
Pensacola, FL  32516
You can also make online donations at www.paypal.com to my email address liznjesus@hotmail.com
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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